Since the devastating war in 2020, Armenia has been struggling to heal its deep wounds. To date, an estimated 10,000 people have been injured and nearly 4,000 have lost their lives. A further 1,600 soldiers currently remain unaccounted for, leaving a void that is felt throughout the whole country.
The conflict which has been going on since then has taken more of a psychological toll on the Armenian people than any physical damage. The human cost of war has weighed heavily on this small nation of 3 million inhabitants with many friends and family members affected by the tragedy and suffering immense emotional distress.
This terrible event is now being documented in an upcoming documentary titled “A Requiem for Armenia”, set to be released later this year. The film is directed by acclaimed director Alexander Kott and follows three generations of Armenians as they grapple with the repercussions of war and seek to rebuild their lives in the aftermath. It delves deep into topics such as grief, loss, courage, resilience and hope- themes that are deeply relevant to today’s situation in Armenia as well as many other countries around the world who have also experienced conflict or natural disasters.
The documentary provides a unique insight into how ordinary Armenians are dealing with these issues while also offering a platform for them to share their stories and express their feelings about what they have endured over the past year. By watching this film viewers will gain an understanding of both the physical destruction caused by war but also its psychological impact on those living through it- something which can often be overlooked when we focus only on the casualties numbers.
We encourage everyone to watch this incredibly important documentary when it becomes available and learn more about how Armenians are trying to move forward after such a tumultuous period in their history.